YOUR OPINION MATTERS
In an effort to get an accurate assessment of judicial behavior toward our officers, I have created the “Philadelphia Judicial Report Card”. One of the most important things we do as an organization is provide endorsements of our Judges. We cannot do this without your input. Please take advantage of this opportunity to be heard.
Please note that participant information will not be disseminated and will remain private within the FOP.
Thank you in advance for your participation and cooperation.
Police Officer Gennaro Pellegrini, Jr. #3722, 26th District
Killed on August 9, 2005, while serving the United States in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in Bayji, Iraq by small arms fire and a mine explosion. Gerry, a Specialist 4, was assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment.
Police Officer James Kline
Policing was in Jimmy Kline’s Blood. His father, Late William Kaline, was a police sergeant.
Jimmy Kline Lived with his parents, two older brothers and Sister in Burholme. His mother still lives in the same home. Jimmy Kline graduated form Cardinal Dougherty in 1961 and studied political science at lasalle CollegeMore Info
Police Officer Francis E. Sievers, Jr.
Dedication for Francis E. Sievers, Jr.
First Lieutenant U.S. Army and a Philadelphia Police Officer
This page is dedicated to the officers who gave their lives to the city of Philadelphia.
- Re-opener for wages called for within the main award – issued on 12-20-2012
- Contract Award Has Been Issued
- About the Contract Award From FOP President John McNesby
- Catastrophic Leave Bank Has Been Established
- Letter from Councilman Bill Green to Council President Anna Verna Regarding Act 111 Interest Arbitration
Celebrate the Retirement of p/o Paul Austin more info
Philadelphia Police Luncheon, Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (NEW LOCATION)
General Membership Meeting – DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT-THE MEETING IS CANCELLED. THE JUNE 9TH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF LODGE 5 IS CANCELLED. CREDIT FOR THE MEETING WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE JUNE 23RD BOD MEETING, WHICH IS ALSO NATIONAL CANDIDATES NIGHT.
Michael the Archangel Ministry Program Monthly Mass for Fallen Heroes
Board of Director’s Meeting
The monthly Cape Atlantic Retired Philadelphia Police breakfast will be held on Friday, 5-29-2015, 9:00 AM, at Dino’s Diner. Cost is $12.00 per person which includes the breakfast, bottomless cup of coffee or tea, tax and tip. Our guest speaker this month is State Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak.
Assemblyman Andrzejczak represents District #1 which includes Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland Counties, and he’s on the following committees: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chair; Military and Veterans’ Affairs; and the Intergovernmental Relations Commission. He is a medically retired, Iraq War, U. S. Army veteran who lost his leg six years ago after a grenade exploded inside his patrol truck. He retired as a Sergeant and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals. So come on out, meet your State Assemblyman and a true American Hero.
Stay well and stay safe, Lee Rominiecki
Robert “Petey” Porter#6478, Narcotics Date of death 1-19-1996 Sponsored by Rob Dougherty Location: Unit North 38th Street
George Jacobs #7256, 4th District Date of death 7-15-1966 Sponsored by Philadelphia Police Detective Gary Capuano, SWDD This is a re-scheduled dedication from 2-14-2007 Location: 1300 Snyder Avenue, between Watts and Juniper
Park Guard Michael McKenna, Fairmount Park Guard Date of death 5-17-1937 Sponsored by Crown, Cork and Seal Location: 92ND Park District, Lincoln Drive and Gypsy
Sergeant Ralph Galdi #8640, Sex Crimes Unit Date of Death 3-31-1986 Sponsor is Artisans Order of Mutual Protection-George Listner Location: North 5th Street and Spring Garden Street
Henry Hicks #3062 15th District Date of death 12-24-1946 Sponsored by Retired Federal Judge and Mrs. Arlin Adams Location: (1500) Ruan East of Frankford Avenue
Wallace Chapman#3934, 26th District Date of death 6-13-1948 Sponsored by Coca Cola Company Location: 807 West Poplar Street
Detective John Cousin #958, SDD Date of death 8-15-1996 Sponsored by Philadelphia Boat Team Location: Oakland Street between Bridge and Sanger Streets
John McEntee #3725, 22nd District Date of death 2-20-1971 Sponsored by Francis “Frank” Hendrie Location: 1900 West Norris Street (at Woodstock Street)
William McCloskey #3200, 14th District Date of death 5-5-1935 Sponsored by I. A. T. S. E. Stagehands Local 8 Location: Wissahickon Avenue and Queen Lane
Leo Van Winkle#4697, Marine Unit P/O Missing on 6-22-1972, date of pronouncement 6-27-1972 when remains were found Sponsored by Philadelphia Eagles Location: #1 Boathouse Row, outside Lloyd Hall, Kelly Drive (former ERD)
William Duross#1988, Highway Patrol Date of death 4-15-1960 Sponsored by the Tabas Family Location: Highway Patrol Headquarters, 660 East Erie Avenue
Police Officer Matthew Clowry #710, 24th District Injury on 11-21-1932 with date of death 3-31-1934 Sponsored by AOH/LAOH Location: 2524 East Clearfield Street from 3001 Richmond Street
Sergeant John McGill#8530, 19th District Date of death 12-17-1983 Sponsored by the Friends of Daniel McCann III Location: 6059 Haverford Avenue
James F. Duffin#3927, Stakeout Unit Date of death 1-14-1973 Sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America
John P. Reid #7192, Stakeout Unit Officer injured on 1-14-1973 with date of death 12-14-1980 Sponsored by the Motion Picture Association of America Location: 6535 Limekiln Pike
FBI Special Agent Chuck Reed End of Watch 3-22-1996 Location: Columbus Boulevard and Race Streets 6th
Joseph T. Swierczynski #265 3-20-1919 Location: 9th and Christian 3rd (then the 2nd)
Henry D. Berry #4587 3-30-1938 Location: 8th and Parrish Sts. 6th
James J. Donohoe #3704 5-3-1950 Location: 11th and Market 6th
Gary Skerski #7379 5-8-2006 Location: 4690 Castor Avenue 15th Note: This is prior to the 12 pm Living Flame Memorial
Joseph V. Kelly #4937 2-21-1971 Location: 271 East Paoli Avenue 5th
Frank Slaymaker #844 6-9-1906 Location: 9th and Wood Streets 6th
Sergeant Frank R. Von Colln #12 8-29-1970 Location: Cobbs Creek and Catherine 90th
James Christie #2660 11-27-1961 Location: 4030 Robbins Avenue 15th
Charles T. Knox #2540 8-30-1992 Location: 1401 Snyder Avenue 1st
James J. Ramp #2989, Stakeout 8-8-1978 Location: 1336 Spring Garden Street-Lodge 5
Detective Louis Moore 6-16-1933 Location: 31st and Grays Ferry Avenue 17th
Joseph E. Bell Badge #234 12-23-1926 Location: 2126 Lombard Street 9th
Sgt Michael Lingham #8588, Narcotics 4-14-1974 Location: 1619 South 20th Street 17th
Police Officer Gottlob Klemmer #2715 22nd District Location: 6613 Rising Sun Avenue
Police Officer George Mitchell Location: 1808 West Berks Street
Police Officer John Stratton Location: Knights and Ellicott Roads
Police Officer Walter Barclay Location: Fraternal Order of Police Hall at 1336 Spring Garden Street
EOW: 3-20-1949 Location: North 5th and Girard Avenue, 26th District SPONSOR: POLICE ACADEMY CLASS 353
EOW: 4-12-1929 Location: South 4th and Carpenter Streets, 3rd District SPONSOR: CONSTANCE AND JOHN BOYLE
EOW: 11-1-2007 Location: Cardinal Dougherty High School 6301 North Second Street SPONSOR: Officers of the 35th District
EOW: 10-20-1975 Location: 3900 North 13th Street, 25th District SPONSOR: Lee Daniels
EOW: 4-13-1973 Location: 4748 North Broad Street, 35th District SPONSOR: Steven M. and Roberta M. Swierczynski
EOW: 7-16-1980 Location: 3701 North Broad Street, 25th District SPONSOR: “POLICE ACADEMY CLASSES 235, 236, 237 and 238”
EOW: 11-28-1910 Location: 42nd and Pine Streets, 18th District SPONSOR: Detective Gary Capuano, SWDD
EOW: 4-23-1947 Location: 601 East Sedgwick Street, 14th District SPONSOR: (Hewitt) Beneficial Bank and (Quigley) Plumbers Union Local 690
EOW: 11-17-1941 Location: 214 McKean Street, 4th District SPONSOR: School Police Association, Michael Lodise, President
EOW: 6-5-1959 Location: 3712 N. Sydenham Street, 39th District SPONSOR: Honorable James Murray Lynn
EOW: 6-18-1983 Location: York Street and Sepviva Street, 26th District SPONSOR: Officers of the 26th Police District
EOW: 11-16-1993 Location: 1900 Spring Garden Street, 9th District SPONSOR: Officers of the 9th Police District
EOW: 6-5-1986 Location: 1300 block of Sedgley Avenue, 25th District SPONSOR: Tom Waring, NE Times
Update: On Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 11:00AM, at 1336 Spring Garden Street, FOP Headquarters, a Hero Plaque will be unveiled honoring Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel T. Gleason #6320, 25th District who was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, June 5, 1986. The location where the plaque was to be dedicated was 1300 block of West Sedgley Avenue, at Broad Street. The installation of the plaque will be done at a later date. The change is due to the forecast bad weather. Parking will be posted for this event. The area in front of the FOP will be kept clear for the Gleason Family.
Died 1-16-1980 2213 South Bonaffon Terrace Plaque Location: 12th Police District, 6448 Woodland Avenue
Died 12-21-1998 Regan’s Bar, Boulevard and Whitaker Plaque Location: Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 2819, 6850 Martin’s Mill Road
Died 5-3-2008 Almond Street and East Schiller Street Plaque Location: Almond Street and East Schiller Street
Died 2-21-1932 “G” Street and East Wyoming Avenue
Died 2-22-1972 George Washington High School
Died 10-17-1968 Southwest corner Welsh Road and Verree Roads
Salem Street and Torresdale Avenue
Died 8-1-1959 / Found 8-8-1959
On 8-1-1959 at 10:51PM, he was dispatched to investigate water coming from the highway. The street caved under him at N. 5th St. and W. Clearfield St and he went onto the sewer system. Officer was not found until 8-8-1959 when his body was discovered at Richmond St. and E. Somerset St. – Cause of death: Drowning.
Plaque Location: 25th District Headquarters
Died 5-31-1973 Holmesburg Prison Plaque Location: 8125 Torresdale Avenue, Holmesburg Prison
Died 1-25-1949 Fraternal Order of Police, 1336 Spring Garden Street
North 39th Street and Melon Street
Plaque Location: Juniata Park Academy (Public School), “G” and Hunting Park
Enter off of Bristol Street between G and H streets.
North 17th Street and West Dauphin Street
Plaque Location: Liberty Bell Youth Organization, 3300 Red Lion Road at Calera
Aramingo Avenue and East Allegheny Avenue
Plaque Location: 24th District, 3901 Whitaker Avenue
North Broad Street and West Olney Avenue
This will be re-scheduled for the 2011 plaque season.
Died 12-22-1910 Friedlander Leather Company Fire, 1100 North Bodine Street Plaque Location: Piazza at Schmidt’s outside Darling’s Diner in the Rialto Building, North 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Date of Death (DOD) 9-26-1929 injured on 8-17-1929 Assigned to the 22nd and Hunting park Station Incident: Injured while making three arrests at North 17th Street and West Lycoming Street Location of the Plaque: 39th Police District, 2201 West Hunting Park Avenue
DOD 2-13-2009 Incident: Shot to death at North Broad Street and Olney Avenue Assigned to the 35th District Location of the Plaque: 5601 North Broad Street at Olney Avenue
DOD 1-11-1957at 5:25PM Incident: Car accident on Roosevelt Blvd at Sandyford Avenue Both assigned to the Juvenile Aid Bureau Location of the Plaque: Sandyford Road and (7300) Brous Avenue
DOD 3-30-1977 at 9:15AM Incident: Motorcycle accident at North 31st Street and West Girard Avenue while operating H708 Assigned to Highway Patrol
DOD 6-14-1990 at 12:25AM injured 6-13-1990 Incident: Took Police action while off duty and was shot and killed at 4400 North Fairhill Street Assigned to the 25th District Location of the Plaque: 3901 Whitaker Avenue- 25th Police District
DOD 1-19-1918 Incident: Shot inside saloon while making an arrest at South 16th and South Streets Location of the Plaque: South 16th and South Streets
DOD 3-15-1942 injured 3-14-1942 Incident: South 34th Street and Curie Avenue Assigned to Foot Traffic Hero Plaque Postponed Until 2012 at the Request of the Wixted Family
DOD 5-4-1926 Incident: P/O Cooper was off duty in his home at 4606 Rising Sun Avenue when a nearby bank was robbed. He took police action and was shot. Assigned to the Front and Westmoreland Station Location of the Plaque: FOP Hall
DOD 5-23-1975 2:35AM pronounced 5:20AM Incident: Shot and killed during a burglary in progress at 918 South 5th Street, the NY Extract Company Assigned to the 3rd District Location of the Plaque: 1301 S. 11th Street, the 3rd District
DOD 12-12-1973 Incident: While off duty and assisting a motorist on Route 63 (commonly called Woodhaven Road) east of Academy Road was struck by an auto Assigned to 3rd District Location of the Plaque: Due to forecast bad weather on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, the Hero Plaque Ceremony for Police Officer David Sampson will be held at the FOP, 1336 Spring Garden Street at 11am and not on Academy Road. The plaque will be installed at a later time at that location.
DOD 9-1-1964 at 4:10PM Pronounced at 7:45PM Incident: Auto Accident at North 24th Street and West Cumberland Street while recorder of an EPW Location of the Plaque: 2400 West Cumberland Street
DOD 4-13-1969 Incident: Assigned to AID was assisting with rescue of trapped auto accident victim at Pennypack Street and State Road when extreme physical exertion caused heart attack Assigned to Accident Investigation Division Location of the Plaque: 8501 State Road
DOD1-14-1983 11:45PM Incident: Had heart attack after disbursing large crowd at Limekiln Pike and Walnut Lane Assigned to the 35th District-Canine Location of the Plaque: Limekiln and Walnut Lane at 10 AM
DOA 7-11-1911 North 5th and Vine Streets Location of the Plaque: in area of above Sponsor: TBA Family Contact: Theresa Zapotochny at Jefferson Hand Center 215-521-3025
DOD 3-30-1977 at 9:15AM
DOA 9-25-1967 North 31st Street and West Girard Avenue Assigned to Highway Patrol H708 Location of the Plaque: TBA Sponsor: Thomas Jennings Cause of Death: Motorcycle Accident
DOD 3-7-1946 South 69th Street and Elmwood Avenue Location of Plaque: 6916 Elmwood Avenue Cause of Death: Heart Attack
DOD 10-30-1953 South 19th and Dickinson Streets Location of Plaque: TBA in area of above Cause of Death: Auto Accident (v. E-24)
Injured 3-14-1942 South 34th Street and Curie Avenue Plaque ceremony at FOP. Family to unveil plaque later. Sponsor: Carol Szewczak
Killed in the line of duty on July 8, 2012, to be placed at the Philadelphia Water Department “Filter Beds” at 5200 Pennypack Street. This is the location where the Highway Patrol Drill Team practices.
Killed in the line of duty on August 18, 2012, to be placed at the 22nd Police District, 1747 North Seventeenth Street.
Killed in the line of duty on June 13, 1941, after being injured when hit by a car at Rising Sun Avenue and the Roosevelt Boulevard on June 9, 1941. Plaque to be placed at Rising Sun and the Boulevard.
At the FOP, 11630 Caroline Road, we will give a permanent home to and have a ceremony for any plaques previously dedicated but not placed. This is about 20 plaques, and includes those of our earliest heroes killed in the line of duty.
The following Hero Plaques were placed at the FOP on 10-23-2013 in what is called the â€œFOP Fallen Heroes Memorial:”
- Watchman Steven Heimer-End of Watch 1828
- Watchman Cornelius â€œNeilâ€ Mooney- End of Watch 1856
- Police Officer Dennis Sullivan- End of Watch 1870
- Police Officer Lewis A. Lare- End of Watch 1872
- Police Officer Daniel McGonigal – End of Watch 1872
- Police Officer Henry Oâ€™Donnell- End of Watch 1876
- Police Officer George McGonigle – End of Watch 1877
- Police Officer George Jackson- End of Watch 1887
- Police Officer William D. Johnston- End of Watch 1887
- Police Officer Elmer Findley- End of Watch 1891
- Police Officer John Chambers- End of Watch 1894
- Police Officer Charles O. Conaway- End of Watch 1900
- Police Officer Edward George- End of Watch 1902
- Police Officer John J. Donovan- End of Watch 1903
- Police Officer Matthew J. Curran- End of Watch 1905
- Police Officer Thomas A. Sheldon- End of Watch 1906
- Police Officer August Brusius- End of Watch 1907
- Police Officer Scott H. Shelley- End of Watch 1908
- Police Officer Thomas H. Gordon- End of Watch 1908
- Police Officer David F. Sampson#4896- End of Watch 1973
- Police Officer James J. Ramp#2989-End of Watch 1978 (originally placed at FOP Hqs. 1336 Spring Garden Street)
- The Memorial is located in the front of the New FOP Hqs. 11630 Caroline Road.
Miscellaneous Phone Numbers
Board of Pensions & Retirement: 215-496-7400
Contained within the Board of Pensions is a ICMA Representative for Deferred Compensation: 215-568-1982
Payroll Questions: 215-686-1248
Police Personnel: 215-686-3370
F.O.P. Pension Representative, Jim Doherty: 215-686-3374
Police & Fire Federal Credit Union
Phone Bank/Center City Office: 215-931-0300
Anytime Teller: 215-931-0315
Castor Avenue and/or Grant & Academy: 1-800-228-8801
The Peace Officer(The official publication of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5) John Hoyt, Editor 11630 Caroline Rd Philadelphia, PA 19154 Phone: 215-629-3601 Fax: 215-592-9390
Submission Policy:The Peace Officer Editorial Board and Staff encourage the submission of news items, articles, photographs, graphics and text. Materials may be edited at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Send copies: Materials will not be returned. You can also submit your items to the Peace Officer by email@example.com
Law Enforcement Health Benefits (LEHB)
(Personal Choice, Dental, Vision and Prescription Coverage)
Thomas J. Lamb, Administrator
2233 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
L.E.H.B. Important Phone Numbers
Emergency Prescription Questions – Problems Available 24 hours/7 days
LEHB Dental and Vision Questions
LEHB Northeast Office
2848 St. Vincent St.
Philadelphia PA 19149
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
V.P. Michael Trask, Administrator
Legal Services Meeting: 4th Wednesday of each Month at 5:00PM
Law Firm for Active Officers
Please call 215-629-3613 or 215-629-3608 for referral to Legal Counsel.
Law Firm for Pensioned Officers
Please call 215-629-3628 for referral to Legal Counsel.
F.O.P. Cop Shop
Shop Manager: 215-629-3629
(Located in Lodge Headquarters across from Receptionist’s desk in Lobby)
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
(Located on the Lower Level of Lodge Headquarters)
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday (F.O.P. Meeting Nights): Close of meeting to 11:00PM
Thursday (Payday), Friday, Saturday: 10:00PM to 3:00AM
DisabilitiesTerryl Reid: (215) 629-3620 If you or fellow Officer is injured on duty no matter how slight contact Terry Reid as SOON as possible. If you or a fellow Officer is sick or injured and off duty for a extended period of time contact Terry Reid. DON’T WAIT FOR A PROBLEM.
Board of Pensions and Retirement
Board of Pensions and Retirement
2 Penn Center – 20th Floor
15th & J.F.K. Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 496-7430
Ron Stagliano is our representative on Pensions Board. Contact Ron at (215) 787-9934.
Important Board of Pensions and Retirement Telephone Numbers
- Pension Estimate/DROP Appointments: 215-496-7430
- Pension Withdrawal Applications: 215-496-7407
- Purchase of Service Applications: 215-496-7451
- DROP Applications: 215-496-7412
- Direct Deposit Application: 215-496-7416
- Board’s Fax Number: 215-496-7420
- ICMA Representative for Deferred Comp: 215-568-1982